December 1989 Freeze

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Re: December 1989 Freeze

Post by tropiKal » Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:51 pm

TXWeatherMan wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:32 pm
Literally all of your posts are the same, what’s the point?
Nuh-uh, there are tons of differences. You just have to pick up on the nuances ;)

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Re: December 1989 Freeze

Post by tropiKal » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:00 pm

MontgomeryCoWx wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:09 am
Same troll that’s been around a while
It's a message approved by wxman57. ;)

MontgomeryCoWx wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:45 am
You don’t understand averages versus anomalous events.

That was a 1 in 50 year type freeze. Not only will it happen again (probably in my life), taking the setup and strength of the cells, it’s not even a statistical anomaly for a setup like that.

This country shattered October records very far south a couple weeks ago.
Nah, I understand all that. You're certainly correct in principle, but it's all a matter of the trends. Looking back through records, annual winter minimums in the teens used to be fairly common across Houston (say, once every third year, or so). But since that 1989 event, such occurrences have virtually disappeared across the city - Hobby, for instance, only recorded such temps exactly once since that event.

And that's not factoring in the beast that is climate change, which is quickly making short work of the Arctic. With super upper level highs popping up, we'll be having our Death Ridges in winter instead of summer.

Of course, from time to time, there will still be cold snaps resulting from the key atmospheric setups that you mention. But the deep freezes of yesteryear will just be cool gentle breezes of the future.

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Re: December 1989 Freeze

Post by tropiKal » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:02 pm

Ptarmigan wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:11 pm
The December 1989 freeze was on par with December 1983.

The closest would January 1886, February 1895, and February 1899.

I would not be surprised if we freezes like this in the future.
What makes you think that we will when the entire planet is heating up?

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Re: December 1989 Freeze

Post by DoctorMu » Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:55 am

DFTT

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Re: December 1989 Freeze

Post by tropiKal » Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:30 am

DoctorMu wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:55 am
DFTT
December-February in Texas Tech!

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Re: December 1989 Freeze

Post by srainhoutx » Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:12 pm

tropiKal wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:00 pm
MontgomeryCoWx wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:09 am
Same troll that’s been around a while
It's a message approved by wxman57. ;)

MontgomeryCoWx wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:45 am
You don’t understand averages versus anomalous events.

That was a 1 in 50 year type freeze. Not only will it happen again (probably in my life), taking the setup and strength of the cells, it’s not even a statistical anomaly for a setup like that.

This country shattered October records very far south a couple weeks ago.
Nah, I understand all that. You're certainly correct in principle, but it's all a matter of the trends. Looking back through records, annual winter minimums in the teens used to be fairly common across Houston (say, once every third year, or so). But since that 1989 event, such occurrences have virtually disappeared across the city - Hobby, for instance, only recorded such temps exactly once since that event.

And that's not factoring in the beast that is climate change, which is quickly making short work of the Arctic. With super upper level highs popping up, we'll be having our Death Ridges in winter instead of summer.

Of course, from time to time, there will still be cold snaps resulting from the key atmospheric setups that you mention. But the deep freezes of yesteryear will just be cool gentle breezes of the future.
I see you mentioned wxman57 agrees. I personally know Chris. He's a long time friend. You are not. Tread lightly TropiKal. You are skating on very thin ice around here... ;)
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Re: December 1989 Freeze

Post by tropiKal » Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:10 pm

srainhoutx wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:12 pm
I see you mentioned wxman57 agrees. I personally know Chris. He's a long time friend. You are not.
Well, I'm your newest friend. Nice to meet you. 😃

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